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  • 'Last Sentence' puts a period on life of a Hitler critic

    "The Last Sentence," the fine new biographical film by Jan Troell, is a more sophisticated work than it appears about a man whose life was more complicated than the world knew. That man, Torgny Segerstedt, was a Swedish newspaper editor celebrated in...
  • Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut

    Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut
    Six Flags Great America will launch the latest salvo in the ongoing wooden coaster war this summer with the addition of a steel-wood hybrid aimed squarely at dethroning the reigning king and knocking the heir apparent down a notch. Set to debut at the...
  • 'Last Sentence' gives WWII Swedish editor the last word on the Nazis

     'Last Sentence' gives WWII Swedish editor the last word on the Nazis
    A few days after Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, Torgny Segerstedt, the editor in chief of one of Sweden's major newspapers, wrote a scathing article about Der Führer and the Nazi regime: "To force the politics and press of the entire world...
  • Glenn Close Heading to Sweden to Star in 'The Wife'

    Glenn Close will star in the title role of "The Wife," based on Meg Wolitzer's novel about a marriage collapsing during a journey to Scandinavia. The film will be directed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge and shot in Sweden next winter and spring....
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Swedish center Rasmussen

    Blackhawks agree to terms with Swedish center Rasmussen
    The Chicago Blackhawks didn't wait till the end of the Stanley Cup Final to make a personnel move, agreeing to terms Tuesday on a one-year-deal with center Dennis Rasmussen. Rasmussen, 23, had a productive season while playing with Växjö of the...
  • What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities

    What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities
    New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead. Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
  • Versatile Rolls Out 'Abattoir,' 'Blind,' Picks Up 'Gente' (EXCLUSIVE)

    One-year-old Versatile, the Paris-based sales company headed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, has closed a slew of sales on two flagship titles on its first-year slate: Supernatural thriller "Abattoir," helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of "Saw II,...
  • Zodiak Americas Expands Creative Team With New Hires

    Zodiak Americas has further expanded its creative team with the appointment of Swedish producers and format developers Joel Karsberg and Cem Yeter as joint chief creative officers. Both will report directly to Jonny Slow, CEO of Zodiak Americas and...
  • 'Sugar Man' director death was suicide, family says

    Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul, whose 2012 documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" won the best documentary Oscar, committed suicide, his family says. "I can confirm that it was suicide and that he had been depressed for a short period of time,"...
  • Harris, Friberg earn qualifier spots for LPGA Kingsmill championship

    Harris, Friberg earn qualifier spots for LPGA Kingsmill championship
    WILLIAMSBURG — Katy Harris and Louise Friberg, a pair of second-chance professionals, earned extended work weeks with solid performances at Kingsmill's River Course. Harris and Friberg shot the day's low rounds and captured the two available spots...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...